The Great Empires of Asia
Asian empires led the world economically, scientifically and culturally for hundreds of years. They also posed a constant challenge and danger to European power. How and why did those empires gain such power, and lose it? What legacies did they leave?
This major book brings together a team of distinguished historians and 200 illustrations to survey seven great Asian empires that rose and fell between 800 CE and the mid-20th century. The Mongol Empire, Ming Dynasty of China, Khmer Empire, Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire of Persia, Mughal Empire of India and the Meiji Restoration in Japan.
About the Author
Jim Masselos is Honorary Associate in the History Department of the University of Sydney. He has written extensively on South Asian history and culture.
Jonathan Fenby CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of twenty books, nine on China and others on World War II and France.
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